From left: Mary Cosman

From left: Mary Cosman

Rocky Mountain Village thanks community volunteers

On Thursday April 16 the Rocky Mountain Village hosted their annual volunteer appreciation luncheon.

The Elk Valley is home to a wide variety of volunteer organizations, and on Thursday April 16 the Rocky Mountain Village hosted their annual volunteer appreciation luncheon in order to thank those individuals and organizations for their work in the community.

Held from April 12 to April 18, National Volunteer Week began in 1943 as a volunteer recruitment effort to enlist women for wartime voluntary service, Rocky Mountain Village recreation director Shelley Moulton said.

“Now every year over 80,000 registered charities and 100,000 not-for-profit organizations across Canada pause to thank and recognize their volunteers,” she continued. “It is individuals like you that build our communities and make our towns and cities a better place to live.”

From left: Fernie Lions Club members Dave Bergeron and Corinne Staley attended the annual Rocky Mountain Village volunteer appreciation luncheon.

Moulton thanked the Rocky Mountain Village team prior to the volunteers enjoying a buffet style lunch prepared by the senior’s lifestyle community recreation staff and kitchen staff.

“Having individuals like you adds to the residents day and it really makes a difference in their lives,” Moulton said as she addressed the group of volunteers. “Thank you for taking the extra time out of your busy day to make a difference in someone else’s [day].”